• n. License, permission.

  • n. Authorization.

  • n. Domain, territory.

Example Sentences

  • “No matter how I begged, the Mashgiach wouldn't give me reshus to go to the chassuna.” (Weiser)

  • “Don't worry; only the Rosh Yeshiva, not the principal, has the reshus to suspend you from School.” (Weiser)

  • “I told my roommate to keep his dirty laundry out of my reshus.” (Weiser)

  • "Bochurim are given reshus to go home every 4-6 weeks as needed." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH רשות > Y רשות reshus

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      reshis, reshes


  • Plural reshuyos.

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.